The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will be held on Friday 18 January in the Bloomsbury Room (G35) at Senate House, University of London, starting at 5.30. Our distinguished guest speaker is Ian Duncan, Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, who will present a paper entitled The Romantic Novel and the Natural History of Man: Goethe, Staël, Scott. This will be followed by a discussion and a wine reception. The event is free and open to everyone, including postgraduates and members of the public. No booking is required.
Ian Duncan studied at King’s College, Cambridge and Yale University and taught for several years in the Yale English department before being appointed Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Oregon in 1995. He moved to Berkeley in 2001 and was appointed to the Florence Green Bixby Chair in English in 2011. He is the author of Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel (1992), Scott’s Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh (2007), and a new book, Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution, forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 2019. He …read more